Graduation of our 9th Class of Skilled Birth Attendants in Haiti: Photos!

Graduation of our 9th Class of Skilled Birth Attendants in Haiti: Photos!

On February, 4, 2018, Midwives For Haiti had the honor of graduating 31 new skilled birth attendants for Haiti. Here are just a few of the photos from that special day…

Proud graduates. (Photo: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott)


Taking her rightful place. Guerline Adeka passed away suddenly from childbirth complications 3 days before graduating as a skilled birth attendant. An annual award, the Guerline Adeka Outstanding Student Award, was established in her honor. (Photo: Kate Noon)


(Photo: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott)


Class 9! (Photo: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott)


(Photo: Kate Noon)


Perrine Stock, Clinical Director, embraces each graduate. It has been a long year of hard work. (Photo: Every Mother Counts)


We have many friends. 🙂 (Photo: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott)


Dr. Jean Baptiste, local obstetrician and fierce advocate of Midwives For Haiti, delivers an emotional speech about the passing of Guerline Adeka and how her spirit will live on through the work of her classmates.


Education Director, Cindy Siegel, pins a custom made Saj Fanm Pou Ayiti (Midwives For Haiti in Haitian Creole) to the lapel of a new graduate. These pins will proudly be worn on their uniforms at new jobs throughout the country. (Photo: Kate Noon)


Smart, ambitious, and now health leaders in their communities. (Photo: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott)


Congratulations, graduates! (Photo: Cheryl Hanna-Truscott)


That look says it all! Graduate Kenia Edouard and Founder Nadene Brunk Eads share a moment. (Photo: Kate Noon)


And last but not least, this 27-second video (taken by our friends at Every Mother Counts) truly captures the spirit of the day:

Learn more about our education program and hiring our graduates in Haiti.

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